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A better way to IT? Applications on tap

Application service providers, so much on the IT manager’s horizon these days, can provide a powerful way to get good, flexible, useful IT in fast and without some of the pain. Linda Davies reports on Swedish ...

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2D or 3D?

'Collaborative engineering' is the CAD marketeers' mantra of the moment – at a time when many, especially smaller, manufacturers still haven't moved form 2D to 3D yet. But John Dwyer finds that new look 'design chains' ...

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ERP is dead: long live ERP

ERP is dead: long live ERP! In the huge diverse middle manufacturing sector, modern ERP is absolutely providing the foundation for a whole spread of important add-ons that are increasingly essential. John Dwyer explains.

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Doing it the ASP way

What can application service providers offer manufacturers that they can’t achieve for themselves? Annie Gregory cuts through the ASP controversy and assesses where it works best, how and why.

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BAE Systems lands massive savings

When Saab-BAE Systems needed to redesign the Gripen fighter landing gear and streamline its assembly for the export market, it found that simulation proved even more powerful than it imagined. Brian Tinham explains.

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Real time networks: think strategically

Knowing which fieldbus technology to go for can be a real minefield for engineers. But the important thing to bear in mind is the potential business benefits, writes Dean Palmer.

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Back to front integration

Premier Paper has replaced its manual order processing system with a fully integrated, web-based application for its customers. New business, plus a 15% saving on overheads, are just two of the benefits, writes Dean ...


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